I love my job! I can't believe how much I actually love my job!
In September 2016 I walked away from my job as a senior research nurse and leapt into the unknown. I didn't really know what I'd do, but I knew that I wanted to do something creative and practical. It had been rewarding working in cancer research of course, but in all honesty it got me down at times for all of the obvious reasons. I was also office bound for about 70% of the time which really wasn't what I'd ever envisaged my career to be. It's hard to find much reward from staring at a computer screen hour after hour.
All of my family are practical...lots of engineers and the likes. I was the one who'd never followed this calling...
...Anyway it' s all different now. My business is growing nicely, I have lots of ideas and feel excited about what may happen each week. It's quite thrilling running your own business and trying out things that sometimes work, sometimes don't. I get up at the crack of dawn, but it's because I have an idea I'm thinking about rather than being woken up by stress as I used to be. There have been many ups and downs, but things seem to be ticking along now, so that I can really see a future in what I'm doing.
This week I've swapped the occasional name drop in the occasional medical journal for a lovely write up in Reloved Magazine and I'm feeling a bit pleased with myself.